14 May 1986 – DJ Mark Wesley in Luxy Legends series :
19860514 pt1 Mark Wesley – Luxy Legends (55.14)
19860514 pt2 Mark Wesley – Luxy Legends (56.58)
Joined Radio Luxembourg in May 1971
after working for several pirate stations.
Started his career as a DJ at the pirate station Radio Essex
at the age of 17. He stayed at 208 for 10 years.
Mark Wesley was the first announcer in Europe to report
the sad news of the death of Elvis Presley.
1986 – DJ Peter Powell in Luxy Legends series
for Radio Luxembourg 208 :
19860000 (06) Peter Powell – Luxy Legends (56.53)
1986 – DJ Johnnie Walker (real name – Peter Waters Dingley)
on Radio Luxembourg 208 in Luxy Legends series :
19860000 (02) pt1 Johnnie Walker – Luxy Legends (58.00)
19860000 (02) pt2 Johnnie Walker – Luxy Legends (59.27)
Color photo : DJ Johnnie Walker of the Vintage at Goodwood Festival 2010 in Chichester, England.
Special Edition – from Luxy Legends series
– in memory about DJ Tommy Vance
for Radio Luxembourg 208 – (studio tape) :
19860800 pt1 Tommy Vance – Luxy Legends (50.23)
19860800 pt2 Tommy Vance – Luxy Legends (58.44)
Born in Oxford in 1941,
Tommy’s real name was Richard Hope-Weston;
he adopted the ‘stage name’ Tommy Vance since
the only name jingle package available at KHJ Los Angeles
was for a presenter who never took the job, called ‘Tommy Vance’.
He took this DJ role in the early 1960’s, and kept the name …
Joining Radio Caroline in 1966 for three months,
he moved briefly to Radio Luxembourg but
went back to Caroline, then jumped ship to Radio London
just a few weeks before it finally shut down in 1967 due to
a new Government licensing law.
At Radio 1 in 1968, his first show was the cutting edge
new music show Top Gear with John Peel, however when
the show was shortened after a few months, Tommy was dropped.
Briefly moving to European Radio, following some TV work,
Tommy was heard on Capital Radio from 1973 until 1979 …
Tommy Vance passed away on Sunday 6th March 2005 following a stroke.